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WWF TO HOLD INFOTOUR IN JAVAKHETI PROTECTED AREAS

On October 31, 2014, a Information Tour to Javakheti Protected Areas was organized. Representatives of media, tour operators, governmental and non-governmental organizations participated. They visited the lakes on Javakheti Protected Areas, tourist infrastructure available there and visitors’ center of Javakheti National Park. The tour participants were provided with comprehensive information on implemented activities and outcomes of the Javakheti National Park Establishment project, as well as information on the above mentioned territory, its significance and potential for tourism development.

The tour was organized within the framework of the project Development of Ecotourism in the Javakheti National Park Support Zone implemented by the Biological Farming Association Elkana. The Ecotourism Development project is a part of the Javakheti National Park Establishment project which has been funded by the Reconstruction Credit Bank KfW and implemented by WWF in cooperation with the Agency of Protected Areas of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia since 2009. Javakheti Protected Areas consisting of Javakheti National Park and five Sanctuaries, as well as tourism and administrative infrastructure have been developed as a result of the Javakheti National Park Establishment project. Javakheti Protected Areas will be ready to host the visitors from spring 2015.